Briefing Room

environmental law and energy

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Alumnus selected president of Sierra Club

David Scott ’87 brings his passion for environmental activism and fighting climate change to his new role as president of the Sierra Club.

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3L receives OSBA Environmental Law Award

Dylan Borchers, a member of the Class of 2013 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, has been awarded the Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Law Award for a paper he submitted, titled “Electric Aggregation and the Story of Ohio’s Move to Competitive Retail Electric Markets.”

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Assistant GC credits wealth of experiences for career success

Being trapped has never been a problem for Michele Schoeppe ’96. Her current occupation as an assistant general counsel for the American Chemistry Council and her previous positions with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the American Petroleum Institute have given her a breadth of experiences.

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Pro bono work leads to political asylum, clean energy cases

Pro bono work has been part of Benton B. Bodamer’s practice since day one.

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A Fractured Debate

A New kind of natural gas mining is shaking up Ohio and brings with it the promise of jobs and affordable energy, but critics say there might be an unforeseen impact on the environment. The process of hydraulic fracturing, known [...]

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Partner started career as 3L in energy law

From energy regulatory specialist to corporate transactional attorney, Brian Chisling ’94 is a partner in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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Alumna balances public interest, industry needs in work

When appointed officials of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have a contested case before them, they turn to Katherine Gross ’08 for help.

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Alumnus finds formula for fascinating practice

Matt Zisk ’97 works with clients in today’s cutting-edge industries: renewable energy, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, and even next-generation fertilizers.

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Nadorff ’80: Empowering Local Oil and Gas Lawyers

When Norman Nadorff ’80 arrived in Luanda, Angola, he didn’t know he would help create and implement a program that would bring forth a sophisticated level of education in oil and gas law, the first of its kind in Africa, and one of the few in the world.

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Setting the green precedent

It’s not unusual to hear of fines being imposed on large corporations that are violating federal clean air and water laws.  And state environmental protection agencies often file lawsuits against companies that have inappropriately released dangerous chemicals, gases, or other [...]

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